Promoting Active Communities Program
The Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program helps communities create vibrant places for all ages and abilities.
The PAC assessment is a free online tool for communities to evaluate their policies, programs, and community design that support walking and bicycling. Each participating PAC community receives a community feedback report that helps with local planning and earns an award for their efforts.
Since 2000, 141 Michigan communities in 57 counties have completed the PAC assessment and earned an award; join these communities in the movement to create places where all people can thrive.
Complete Streets, Complete Communities
Assess Your Community’s Active Design with the PAC
The Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program celebrates another season with a brand new Complete Streets score! New this year, the PAC allows communities to assess Complete Streets policy and implementation, in addition to evaluating their built environment, policies and programs that support active places. Registration for 2013 is now closed.
Use the PAC assessment like a free consultant to see how your active living initiatives stack up against other communities. Communities that complete the PAC assessment receive a free feedback report, highlighting ways to improve your community’s active design elements, walkability and bikeability in comparison to like-sized communities.
In addition, any Michigan village, town, charter township, or city that completes the PAC assessment receives one of five awards levels, from Honorable Mention to Platinum.
To find out more about the PAC program, please visit www.mihealthtools.org/communities.
2013 PAC Media Kit
"Step-by-Step: PAC Assessment for Michigan Communities" webinar
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Click here to download the “Using the PAC Assessment to Create Active, Livable Communities” webinar.